International Army Spartakiads (between army club teams) were held on several occasions between 1950 and 1989.
Palmares Football Tournament Ed. Year Venue Winners Runners-Up 1 1928 Moskva Moskva 1-0 Ukraine 2 1931 Berlin not finished 3 1933 Moskva postponed to 1934 and eventually cancelled NB: some sources include the Labour Olympiads of 1936 (in Barcelona, cancelled) and 1937 (in Antwerpen) as Spartakiads; that is incorrect as these were socialist (and not communist) events.
Held in August 1928 in Moskva, at the new Dinamo stadium. The football team had 21 participants, divided over 2 groups: one including 12 teams from the Russian Federation and one with 9 teams from other Soviet Republics and from abroad (including Uruguay, Spain and Switzerland). Russian Final Moskva 5-3 Leningrad International Final Ukraine 4-0 Uruguay [also reported 7-1] Overall Final Moskva 1-0 Ukraine Other reported results: Central Russia 1-7 Switzerland Belarus 6-3 Switzerland Uzbekistan 5-4 Switzerland Leningrad 11-0 England NB: not all results appear to fit the reported set-up.
The Spartakiad was forbidden by the Berlin police authorities. Nevertheless, many rotsport delegations came to the German capital and several football matches were played as part of the Internationales Sommerfest des Arbeitersport-Kulturkartells. The tournament was not finished and results are not available.
Multi-sports event for teams from the Soviet Union, held (roughly) every four years, usually in pre-olympic years. (Below only the summer tournaments are listed; in addition seven winter spartakiads were held between 1962 and 1990, none of them featuring a football tournament.)
Palmares Football Tournament Ed. Year Winners Runners-Up 1 1956 Moskva 2-1 Georgia 2 1959 no football tournament 3 1963 no football tournament 4 1967 no football tournament 5 1971 no football tournament 6 1975 no football tournament 7 1979 Moskva 2-1 Georgia 8 1983 Lithuania 1-0 Russia 9 1986 Ukraine 1-0 Uzbekistan 10 1991 no football tournament
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